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No loophole in new narcotics control law: Minister

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Health Desk-21 Dec’18: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said there is no loophole in the new law for the drug producers, traders and users.

He made the remarks while addressing a workshop on the review of different aspects for enforcing amended Narcotics Control Act 2018 at the Department of Narcotics Control at Segunbagicha in the city, reports UNB.

“We’ve already achieved enough success in preventing militancy and terrorism. We’ll surely succeed in controlling drugs, Inshallah,” the home minister said.

On October 27 last, the Narcotics Control Bill was passed in Parliament with a provision of death sentence or life-term imprisonment as punishment for producing, trading, and using 200 grams or more of yaba, or more than 25 grams of heroin and cocaine.

Asaduzzaman said said godfathers of Yaba peddling will be punished under the Money Laundering Act while the DNC can take action under the new law in case of emerging any new drug.

Among others Security Services Division Secretary under the Home Ministry Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury and DNC Director General Md Jamal Uddin Ahmed also addressed the programme.